Jessica Logsdon, MHS, MHA, PA-C, was recently appointed as the director of Physician Assistant (PA) Services, effective immediately, following her position as interim director since 2015.
Logsdon joined BWH in 2005 as a physician assistant in the Department of Neurosurgery. She became chief physician assistant in 2011 after working on the inpatient floor and in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. Logsdon previously served as associate director for Performance Improvement after completing several BWH-sponsored programs, including the Clinical Process Improvement Program, the Brigham Care Redesign Incubator and Startup Program (BCRISP) and the Brigham Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.
“Jessica has been a tireless advocate for both PA services and the BWH PAs,” said Chief Medical Officer Stanley Ashley, MD. “She has a deep commitment to the profession and to our patients. Through her efforts, patients have gained a better understanding of the critical role of a physician assistant in providing high quality, patient-centered care.”
Throughout her time at BWH, Ashley added, Logsdon has worked to increase transparency between leadership and BWH PAs; help individual departments restructure and/or enhance their own PA complements; streamline the PA student program; and create a foundation for maintaining compliance for all PAs across the organization.
In her new role, Logsdon will continue to focus her efforts on improving the recruitment and retention of highly skilled physician assistants at BWH by collaborating with others across the organization. She will also continue to help define the relative roles of PA Services and the individual departments in PA oversight. Logsdon will continue to see Neurosurgery patients.
She earned her master’s in health science physician assistant degree from Quinnipiac University and her master’s in health care administration from Simmons College.